Matthew Jeremiah Aylward

5 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 4 Following | @mattthemaui | Studied Science at UWA, 1st class honours in Botany and Geography (GIS). Working on PhD Botany/ComputerScience, (slowly). Married, 3kids, 2grandkids.

Earth - In Siberia there is a huge crater and it is getting bigger

Near the Yana river basin, in a vast area of permafrost, there is a dramatic tadpole-shaped hole in the ground: the Batagaika crater.<p>The crater is also known as a "megaslump" and it is the largest of its kind: almost 0.6 miles (1km) long and 282ft (86m) deep. But these figures will soon change, …

Global Warming

Neanderthal DNA In Modern Human Genome Is Still Affecting Our Gene Expression

Homo neanderthalensis — our closest human ancestor — has been extinct for over 40,000 years. Before the last Neanderthals died out, though, members …

Quartz at the core of Earth's magnetic field paradox

For centuries, scientists have wondered why Earth has a magnetic field. It's still a mystery, but by using super-high pressures and temperatures to …

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Will Be Visible from Southern Hemisphere Sunday

<i>Update for Sunday, Feb. 26</i><i>: The "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse amazed observers across South America and Africa. See our full story here: Moon</i> …

Astronomy

What’s Powering MAMMOTH-1? Glowing Nebula In The Heart Of Ancient Galaxy Protocluster Baffles Astronomers

Nearly 10 billion light-years from Earth lies a structure that has left astronomers baffled. The blob of gas, named MAMMOTH-1, is glowing brightly, …